Muthahar Syed and Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng

2016 Federation Symposium Award Recipients

Annual Federation Research Symposium

The Federation of North Texas Area Universities is a consortium of three institutions in the North Texas area: Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M University—Commerce, and the University of North Texas. The primary purpose of the Federation is to engage in institutional collaborations for excellence in selected graduate degree programs and fields of study, to facilitate graduate students’ professional development and research opportunities, and to coordinate administrative services for the benefit of graduate students at the three institutions. The Federation has operated since 1968 when it was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Students present posters in two categories:
1) Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, & Business; OR
2) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The 7th Annual Federation Graduate Student Research Symposium was held on Friday, April 8, 2016 in the Hubbard Hall Southwest Ballroom at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

2016 Research Symposium Winners

2016 Winners: Elizabeth Wachira (TWU), Mearaj Shaikh (UNT), Lee Bedford (UNT), Aditya Ayyagari (UNT), Jacob McCabe, (A&M-Commerce), Nelly Shora (A&M-Commerce)
2016 winners from left to right: 
Elizabeth Wachira (TWU), Mearaj Shaikh (UNT), Lee Bedford (UNT), Aditya Ayyagari (UNT), Jacob McCabe, (A&M-Commerce), Nelly Shora (A&M-Commerce)

Category:  Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Business

1st Place ($500) - Nelly Shora, Texas A&M University-Commerce
2nd Place ($250) - Elizabeth Wachira, Texas Woman’s University
3rd Place ($100) - Lee Bedford, University of North Texas

Dr. Larry LeFlore and Nelly Shora

 Dr. Larry LeFlore and Nelly Shora (A&M-Commerce)

Category:  Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Category

1st Place ($500) - Mearaj Shaikh, University of North Texas
2nd Place ($250) - Jacob McCabe, Texas A&M University-Commerce
3rd Place ($100) - Aditya Ayyagari, University of North Texas

Dr. Larry LeFlore and Mearaj Shaikh

Dr. Larry LeFlore and Mearaj Shaikh (UNT)

The Keynote Address was given by Dr. Larry F. Lemanski, Distinguished Research Professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Dr. Arlene Horne, Dr. Larry Lemanski, and Dr. Larry LeFlore

Dr. Arlene Horne, Lead dean of the Federation from Texas A&M University-Commerce; Dr. Larry Lemanski, Keynote speaker from Texas A&M University-Commerce; Dr. Larry LeFlore, Dean of the Graduate School from Texas Woman’s University